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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

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futurism.com - Basically, BAYOU read the source code for about 1500 Android apps, which comes out to 100 million lines of Java. All that code was fed through BAYOU’s neural net, resulting in AI that can, yes, progr…

32 Mostly Free Tools You Can't Afford To Run Your Business Without

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www.healthinomics.com - Running a health and wellness business requires a lot of hands and yours are already tied up. So why not take advantage of the trending technology out there designed to make you more productive as a …

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Tech Tent: The promise and perils of data Shared by OM www.bbc.com - Big data. It's one of the tech cliches of the age. The idea that the torrent of data now being created can be processed…

Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages

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www.openculture.com - Quick, what do you know about Leonardo da Vinci? He painted the Mona Lisa! He wrote his notes backwards! He designed supercool bridges and flying machines! He was a genius about, um… a lot of other… …

Microsoft wants Azure to be the multiplayer server solution for every platform

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft today launched a preview of PlayFab Multiplayer Servers, a new Azure-based service giving game developers dynamic, on-demand scaling of multiplayer servers. Microsoft bought Seattle-based P…

Facebook Messenger starts rolling out Unsend. Here’s how it works

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techcrunch.com - Facebook secretly retracted messages sent by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, TechCrunch reported seven months ago. Now for the first time, Facebook Messenger users will get the power to unsend too so they can r…

Judge orders Amazon to turn over Echo recordings in double murder case

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techcrunch.com - A New Hampshire judge has ordered Amazon to turn over two days of Amazon Echo recordings in a double murder case. Prosecutors believe that recordings from an Amazon Echo in a Farmington home where tw…

Google gobbling DeepMind’s health app might be the trust shock we need

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techcrunch.com - DeepMind’s health app being gobbled by parent Google is both unsurprising and deeply shocking. First thoughts should not be allowed to gloss over what is really a gut punch. It’s unsurprising because…

Locked in a Tesla patent suit, Nikola nabs $210M at $1.1B valuation for hydrogen trucks

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techcrunch.com - Nikola, the hydrogen trucking startup currently suing Tesla for patent infringement (those are the actual names, sorry spirit of real Nikola Tesla), today announced that it has raised $210 million in…

Google My Business app revamp challenges Facebook Pages

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techcrunch.com - Google is giving its business customers a new way to reach their customers. The company is today starting the rollout of a revamped Google My Business mobile application for iOS and Android that will…

Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money

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techcrunch.com - Here’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit f…

Gift Guide: 10 suitcase-friendly gifts for frequent flyers

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. I’ve been traveling a lot this year — more than any year in the past. It’s been both a blessing an…

Tinder’s head of product has left

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techcrunch.com - Tinder’s chief product officer Brian Norgard wants to get back to his entrepreneurial roots, citing former PayPal executive-turned-venture capitalist Keith Rabois as inspiration. Norgard, who joined …

Google Assistant picks up a few new tricks

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techcrunch.com - Google Assistant, the voice-driven AI that sits inside Google Home (plus Android phones, newer Nest cameras and a bunch of other devices) and awaits your “Hey, Google” commands, is already pretty cle…

Discover the next messaging giant at Disrupt Berlin

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techcrunch.com - Truecaller may already be a familiar name, but many of you probably don’t know that it’s slowly becoming a significant messaging app. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Truecaller co-founder and…

The great Amazon swindle

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techcrunch.com - Amazon has confirmed that it will open two massive new offices in New York City and Crystal City, Va., to complement its already massive headquarters in Seattle. And the verdict on the company’s deci…

This $199 PS4 and ‘Spider-Man’ Black Friday bundle has my bargain-sense tingling

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techcrunch.com - I’m calling it — this is the best deal of this year’s Black Friday season, for gamers anyway. It’s amazing. It’s spectacular. Sony is selling a PlayStation 4 Slim with the new Spider-Man game for $19…

No display for your Mac Mini? No problem.

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techcrunch.com - Astropad’s Luna Display isn’t just for your MacBook. It turns out that you can take advantage of that tiny little red dongle to turn your iPad into your one and only Mac Mini display. The Luna Displa…

Government denies Oracle’s protest of $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud RFP

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techcrunch.com - When Oracle filed a protest in August with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) last August that the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI RFP process was unfair, it probably had little chance of succeed…

Netflix is testing a mobile-only subscription to make its service more affordable

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techcrunch.com - Netflix is testing a cut-price mobile-only subscription as it explores new packages aimed at widening its appeal in Asia and other emerging markets. CEO Reed Hastings told Bloomberg last week that th…

Facebook takes on LinkedIn as a career portal with e-learning, expanded mentorship and jobs features

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techcrunch.com - With the launch of a way for people to connect with each other in mentoring relationships, and to look for jobs, Facebook has over the last year or so slowly been encroaching on LinkedIn’s territory …

SAM nabs $12M for cybersecurity aimed at home routers and devices connected to them

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techcrunch.com - A wave of security startups have built solutions for enterprises that are meeting the challenges of “consumerization”, where IT organizations are tasked with securing a range of devices and apps — so…

MetaCert can catch phishing links in your email

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techcrunch.com - MetaCert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers d…

Jam City signs mobile game development deal with Disney

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techcrunch.com - Mobile gaming company Jam City is announcing a multi-year deal to create mobile games based on Pixar and Walt Disney Animation characters and films. As part of the agreement, Jam City is taking over …

Mark Zuckerberg joined a private Facebook group for Harvard memes and group members are loving it

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www.businessinsider.com - On Thursday, the internet caught wind of something truly special — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined a Facebook Group called "Harvard Memes for Elitist 1% Tweens." It's a private Facebook group, bu…

The second life of Airstream

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www.fastcompany.com - In the age of iPhones, Slack notifications, and burritos delivered to our door, we all long for adventure. Call it unplugging, or #vanlife. But as it turns out, escaping the grind of the 9 to 5 is bi…

This incredibly simple privacy app helps protect your phone from snoops with one click

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www.fastcompany.com - In the United States and many other countries, there are no legal protections to stop internet service providers–landline or mobile–from tracking where you go online. (A 2017 act of Congress enshrine…

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis

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www.nytimes.com - So Ms. Sandberg began taking a more personal role in the company’s Washington campaign, drawing on all the polish that Mr. Zuckerberg sometimes lacked. She not only relied on her old Democratic ties,…

Google goes down after major BGP mishap routes traffic through China

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arstechnica.com - Google lost control of several million of its IP addresses for more than an hour on Monday in an event that intermittently made its search and other services unavailable to many users and also caused…

We unbox the $200 “power armor” Fallout ’76 version so you don’t have to

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arstechnica.com - Though this is the "power armor" edition, it does not include matching body armor. That version might cost another $1,200, if we're gauging relative retail prices here. Instructions. Getting the batt…

Essential will sell your phone’s missing headphone jack back to you for $150

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arstechnica.com - The silver box is Essential's new audio accessory. It clips onto the back via the magnetic modular accessory system. Despite only having a DAC and 3.5mm headphone jack, the box is a whopping 11.5mm t…

Original Command & Conquer devs will remaster series’ first games in one package

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arstechnica.com - After soft-announcing a new Command & Conquer project last month, EA has taken the wraps off a plan that will (hopefully) satisfy that '90s real-time strategy series' biggest fans. Production has off…

PUBG’s “console exclusivity” ends, PS4 version out on Dec. 7 [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - Nathan Drake and Ellie are mashed up in a PS4 pre-order cosmetic bonus. The PS4 reveal trailer's snippets include zero signs of a locked 60fps refresh, let alone a locked 30fps. Not a good sign. Upda…

5 SEO trends that will matter most in 2019 - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - To be atop the waves, think about your SEO strategy in advance. A shortcut to success: get to know the upcoming trends and work out an action plan for each. This year, Google’s shaken the world with …

How To Add A Cookie Consent Notification In WordPress - WPKube

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www.wpkube.com - With the alarming rate of data breaches and hacks, people are now concerned about their online privacy more than anything else. As a result, the European Union introduced specific laws to protect use…

A Brief History of Clip Art - Sam Solomon

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solomon.io - This talk covering the history of clip art was originally given on July 16, 2018 at SalesLoft. This article is an adaptation of my presentation. If you were in school during the 90s or early 2000s, y…

Science fiction shows why Samsung’s folding phones might thrive

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www.theverge.com - Samsung’s foldable Infinity Flex smartphone is the stuff of science fiction. For decades, incredible visions of gadgets with screens that can bend, fold, or even roll up like newspapers have appeared…

Kohl's Black Friday 2018 Ad Has Some Nasty Surprises

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www.forbes.com - This post was created by the Contributor in partnership with BestBlackFriday.com, which specializes in holiday season sales. The deals highlighted within this post were independently selected and do …

There’s more evidence Facebook can make you feel lonely

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www.theverge.com - Eleven months ago, Facebook published what I then called the most extraordinary blog post in its history: an acknowledgement that, in some cases, using social media can make you feel worse about your…

How Amazon Now Shapes What Our Stuff Looks Like

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gizmodo.com - Tide just announced a new alternative to the classic bottle of laundry detergent. It basically looks and works just like a box of wine, which is sort of funny because of that whole meme about teens e…

Project Fi rolls out beta test of its enhanced network

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re on Project Fi, the mobile virtual network operator run by Google, you’re most likely pretty happy with what they’ve been giving you as they switch between three 4G LTE networks and you get …

T-Mobile REVVL 2, REVVL 2 Plus hit the market as new budget phones

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androidcommunity.com - T-Mobile is usually chosen by some of the top OEMs as their exlusive partner carrier in the United States but the company has also remained in the business of catering to the budget category. Last ye…

Fairphone 2 now running on Android Nougat 4 years after its initial release

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androidcommunity.com - They will not admit it outright, but most OEMs are hoping that users would change their smartphones every year, offering newer and more advanced features with each new device that they release. But i…

Essential Audio Adapter HD: Add-on accessory that enhances audio now available

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androidcommunity.com - The Essential team may have already canceled the 2nd-gen version and laid off about a third of its workforce but it’s not yet done with the mobile business. The Essential Phone is now primed to recei…

Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9820 chipset brings On-device AI processing

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androidcommunity.com - Last week, we told you about an Exynos 7nm EUV chipset that will be used on the next-gen Galaxy S10. It’s the other premium processor aside from the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon. The South Korean tec…

Huawei may implement a quad-camera setup

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androidcommunity.com - It’s true. Huawei made the triple camera setup popular when the 2018 P flagship phone was unveiled. The top Chinese OEM has also used the P20 Pro camera system on the new Mate 20 series. Samsung was …

Premium Samsung Galaxy Android Pie phones may be available soon

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androidcommunity.com - Android 9 Pie will be arriving for Samsung Galaxy S9 as the Beta ROM is being prepped for release. At the moment, we’re anticipating for the S9 and S9+ to receive a slice of Pie but we’re also intere…

Google, Tesla, Apple, Facebook rake in massive subsidies: report

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www.mercurynews.com - A Tesla battery pack is displayed during a media tour of the new Tesla Motors Inc., Gigafactory Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Sparks, Nev. It's Tesla Motors biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factor…

Oracle Analyzes Loyalty the World Over

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loyalty360.org - On the second day of Customer Expo 2018, Christine Bardwell, Global Strategy Lead of Oracle, led a workshop session that dealt with international loyalty. Her presentation, much like her brand, was a…

Why eCommerce is a Goldmine for Customer Data Tracking

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loyalty360.org - We recently encouraged companies to take advantage of the lucrative promise of ecommerce. Amazon isn't the only company that can, or should, monetize interactions with customers. Ecommerce is an equa…

SPI 345: How to Build a Software Company—the Story of JungleScout with Greg Mercer

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Pat Flynn: Some of the most interesting stories here on The Smart Passive Income Podcast are stories behind how certain software companies have come to be. We’ve had Clay Collins, who was introduced …

Here's How Skype Will Work on Amazon's Echo Devices - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Amazon’s Echo devices will soon be getting a major new integration: Skype. Microsoft only today launched a new Alexa Skill for the Xbox One that allows users to control their game console with their …

How To Set Up Google Alerts Like A True Internet Marketing Ninja

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www.matthewwoodward.co.uk - Google Alerts is the most powerful free marketing tool that you’re not using. And by not doing so, you’re missing out on opportunities to grow your traffic, your brand and your income each and every …

Google releases improved GMB app: Now much more than a local listings management tool - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google is rolling out a new version of its Google My Business app for business owners. The updated app offers improved customer visibility and a range of new capabilities that point to further enhanc…

Apple Stock Drops for 5th Day Amid Threat From Rival Chinese Phones

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www.newsmax.com - A raft of profit warnings from Apple Inc. suppliers this week has fueled investor concerns that iPhone sales, in terms of volume, have hit a wall that could spell trouble for the company's plans to m…

US Warned: Govt Purchase of Chinese Tech Threatens Infrastructure

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www.newsmax.com - A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at ri…

Hackers Work With MSM to Take Down Infowars

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www.infowars.com - Update: The Metro and others are saying that we’ve made up the fact that mainstream, corporate media contacted us with news of the hack. A mainstream outlet contacted us this afternoon telling us the…

Nearly one-in-five teens can’t always finish their homework because of the digital divide

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www.pewresearch.org - Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 2015 U.S. Census Bureau data. New survey …

How to Build A Website that Generates Leads – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - In today’s day and age, every business owner knows they must have an online presence to be competitive. But not everyone understands how to optimize that online presence. Your website is the heart of…

Things You Should Know About Your Iphone

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laptopsandnotebook.com - You can easily integrate your social media based accounts and put them into your iphone experience. Many people still haven’t figured out how to use this. This article will give you some great tips o…

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